This Is My Brave shines a light on mental illness to end stigma.
In 2018, This Is My Brave partnered with award-winning documentary filmmaker Beth Murphy to create the mini-documentary: This Is My Brave – shining a light on mental illness to end stigma.
The mini-doc follows four storytellers from the May 2018 cast of This Is My Brave: The Show– Boston from auditions through their performance, capturing the many ways This Is My Brave is making a difference in the lives of people who have been inspired by the organization. The documentary also shares co-founder Jennifer Marshall’s own journey with mental illness and how she came to found This Is My Brave. The mini-doc aims to educate viewers on several types of mental illnesses and addiction, as well as the various pathways to recovery through the stories shared on stage and in additional footage and interviews.
This is a free event featuring:
Natasha A. Pierre
Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes is a difference maker, spiritual leader, author and international motivational speaker. As an ordained Center for Spiritual Living Minister and an ordained Unity Minister, she currently serves as CEO of First Unity Spiritual Campus, a New Thought center, in St. Petersburg, Florida that transcends religious denominations, embraces all ethnicity, and reaches beyond national borders. In September 2016, Rev. Temple was awarded with the People of Distinction Humanitarian Award.
Amy Harmon-Eaton is a teacher, mother, writer and mental health advocate. She is striving to repurpose her pain, from trauma and mental illness into a message of hope and healing.
Amy is passionate about the role faith-based communities can play in supporting people with mental health diagnoses. She encourages those who are angry at God, who think that they are beyond help, and who are longing for a life of peace and joy. Amy’s message is clear – God still loves you.
Natasha A. Pierre is an award-winning speaker, author, career and life coach. She is also a mental health educator, disability advocate and combat veteran advocate. She holds a Social Security Administration Work Incentives Planning credential from Cornell University, a Florida State Supported Employment Specialist certificate, and is certified in both Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid. Natasha’s varied background includes professional model, radio and television broadcasting, crisis communications, political strategy. Natasha also has almost 20 years lived experience with Bipolar Disorder Type Two.
Johnnie Calloway is a speaker, author, Certified Thought Coach and facilitator of A Course in Miracles. He hosts the “Morph into a New You” podcast, and frequently shares his personal experience of healing and recovering from a variety of addictions and multiple mental health diagnoses including Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks and Suicidal Ideations.
Johnnie believes that all healing is first an inside job, and his purpose is simple: help others find the peace he has found, through the power of thought.
The event objective is to:
- Raise awareness and support for people who live with or love someone with a mental illness;
- Provide mental health information and resources
- Introduce First Unity Spiritual Campus, services and events
- Spark conversations to eradicate the stigma surrounding mental illness and addiction